My son woke up earlier than usual. For a school day, he was getting a head start, and for once, was waiting on me to finish up in the bathroom. I had was rushing through my morning routine, but took a moment to dip an eyeshadow brush into my favorite palette and dab a bit of color on my lids.
“You don’t need make up, mama,” he chimed from his perch on the edge of the bathtub. “You’re already beautiful.”
Seriously. I am not making this up. How did I get so lucky?
“You are so sweet, bud. No one needs make up, but I think it’s fun.” I do. But he also doesn’t need to know that I feel the need to conceal any dark circles from not getting to bed on time, or the sun spots from too many summers in the sun, when we weren’t wise enough to worship sunscreen. I love that his little heart sees past all that.
“Yeah,” he agreed. “You’re beautiful on the inside, and that is what counts.”
It sure does.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts. What if I told you that inside of these crispy risotto balls, you’ll find beautiful bits of cheddar and sweet corn? That the risotto is infused with spicy jalapeno? Honestly, these Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini are beautiful, inside and out.
I partnered recently to develop a recipe for Rice Select, and I was keen to try their blend with Jalapeño. I already love using their arborio rice in risotto, but I was excited to learn that they have several unusual and exciting flavors, too. I absolutely fell in love with this one. With just the right amount of heat for my spice seeking tastebuds, I knew my husband would love it too. But what made me most excited was how much my children were crazy about it, especially in the Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini! These risotto balls disappeared far too quickly.
The recipe for Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini can be found on SheKnows.com, along with this fabulous video! Just watch how easy it is!
Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Rice Select and SheKnows.